Circus Recordings launches a new series of extra special cuts, four exceptional singles by four exceptional artists. ‘Circus Especial Vol.1’, a signature single release for all artists on their own and together. Secondcity returns to Circus with a pounding take on a house musics blueprint, typically excellent production with a huge party vibe. You can listen to the full premiere exclusively on When We Dip while reading the great interview we did with him. Enjoy !
WWD: Thanks for joining us today, what have you been up to recently?
I’ve been moving house recently and getting my studio set up again for the 4th time haha. Apart from that, I’ve just been trying to finish music and get ready for summer really.
WWD: How and when did you first get into electronic music? Who were some of your early musical influences?
So I would say probably when I was 12 years old, mostly hip-hop at first. It was my mum that really introduced me to house music, stuff like K-Klass, Mr Fingers, Raze and Pete Heller.
WWD: You were born in the UK and raised in Chicago, what would you say are the differences between the two music scenes? Have either had an influence on the music you make today?
I would say both influence me so much. Chicago house is what I grew up hearing every day. My mum used to throw dance parties back in the day and sometimes she would take me along for a bit. I would just sit there and listen to the music and there is just this soul and rawness to it that I love.
WWD: You’ve got a new track ‘All These Things That’ coming out on Yousef’s Circus Recordings, as part of their new compilations series ‘Especial Vol 1’. What was the inspiration behind the track?
If I’m honest there wasn’t really one, I was just working on a groove really and it just fell into the track it is now. I’m really happy with how it turned out in the end, as when I was first playing around with it, I had no idea how to finish it.
WWD: This is your second release on the label, with your first back in 2017. How do you think you your personal production style has progressed since then? What’s changed in that time?
I would say I’m very relaxed now with what I’m making and I don’t try to stick with just one sound. I just enjoy what I’m doing in the studio and just jam some ideas and see what comes of them naturally, and for me that’s always been my favourite way to make music.
WWD: What does Circus Recordings mean to you?
It is one of my favourite labels and I’m very grateful to Yousef for his support over the years. He has always been a great mentor to me and someone who is so honest with the music. What he signs, he actually loves and that is so important these days and that’s what I really like about the label.
WWD: You’ve played at clubs and festivals across the world, what have been some of your most memorable nights and why?
One of my absolute favourite clubs in the world is Lost Beach Club in Ecuador, it is unreal. I played there last year and did an 8 hour set and it was such an experience, being able to play for that long and create a journey of music is the best thing for me. I can’t wait to go back one day and try to play even longer.
WWD: What can we expect from you in the near future?
I have a track coming out in May which I’m really excited about, it’s something I’ve been sitting on for a while now and can’t wait to get it out there. Of course, Ibiza and summer is right around the corner now and I have some great shows lined up this year. So I’m really excited for the next couple of months, especially as my studio will all be set back up so I’ll be finishing off new music too.
Release date : February 22nd, 2019. Buy Here